Monday, May 22, 2017

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to “gossip”. In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members or Friends of HOLA who are getting acting, performance or similarly artistic gigs and/or recognition in the media. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface. To see what other HOLA members are doing currently, click here.

The Corezon production of Federico Roca's Seis (directed by Pablo Andrade, shown at right) won Best Production at the 2017 FuerzaFest LGBTQ+ Festival, which was produced by the Hispanic Federation and took place in May at the Julia De Burgos Performance and Arts Center in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood. Andrade also picked up a Best Director award and the production also picked up awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Playwright (in a tie with Joselo Arroyo for his play Máscaras afuera, produced by Edna Lee Figueroa). For more information on the festival, click here.

Caridad de la Luz
 (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja) recently performed at the Using Her Voice: A Performance event where she headlined alongside Mahogany L. Browne, Natalie Caro, Jane Gabriels, and Jess X. Snow. The event took place in May at Wave Hill, in the Riverdale area of The Bronx. For more information, click here. She will also be a special guest performer at the concert performance of Gilberto Velásquez (Don Sonero) on Sunday, May 27, 2017 at the West Gate Lounge in Nyack, New York. For more information, click here.

Cedric Leiba, Jr.shown at left, is co-starring in the Pregones-PRTT production of El Bolero Was My Downfall. Based on the Manuel Ramos Otero short story "Loca la de la locura", the piece was adapted and directed by Jorge B. Merced (who also stars), and will be presented in June at Pregones Theater, located in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. For more information, click here.

Gabriela García, Joseph Meléndez, Olga Merediz, Luis Salgado and Allison Strong are among the Broadway veterans who appear in the R.Evolución Latina webseries "Faces of Broadway". To see the first two webisodes, click on the videos below.

If you are an HOLA member or a Friend of HOLA and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail. If you live in the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, why not join? If you live outside the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, you can find out more information on how to do so, by clicking here. If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one?

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